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237th Anniversary of the Skirmish at Cedar Bridge
Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Experience the story of skirmish between John Bacon and local militia at Cedar Bridge tavern with a re-enactment of last documented land engagement of the Revolutionary War.
On December 27, 1782, after searching for the notorious Captain John Bacon, Captain Richard Shreve of Burlington County Light Horse and Captain Edward Thomas of the Mansfield militia stopped with their men to refresh themselves at a nearby tavern. Bacon and his band of Loyalists surprised the Burlington militia and blocked their escape. As the militia gained the advantage, they were fired upon unexpectedly by a party of locals, who came to the aid and provided a diversion that allowed Bacon to escape. Among the Patriots, one was killed and four wounded. Four Loyalists were also wounded, including Captain Bacon.
Tours of Cedar Bridge Tavern and the surrounding grounds will be available. Also kids crafts, demos and refreshments.
Re-enactment times: 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Please park on Warren Grove Road (CR 610) 200 yards south of Rt 72; free shuttle buses will take you to Cedar Bridge and return you to the entrance when event is done.
Snow date: Sunday January 5, 2020
732-929-4769 – Cedar Bridge Tavern
732-929-4779 – OCC&H office